596 – Making the Request; Using Their Furnace for Pill Concocting (2)
Old Man Ji gave them a look and finally couldn’t help but asked, “Young Madam Cheng, may I ask what level are your formulas?”
“What level?” Cheng Xiao Xiao had never seen the formulas herself. “I trust that we have all levels. The question really comes down to whether the apothecary can concoct it.”
The two generations of Valley Master shouted out together. Their eyes widened and they looked at Cheng Xiao Xiao in disbelief.
Mo Xuanzun, next to them, gave them a slight smile. “Fellow seniors, what’s so surprising about that? If the formulas come in 9 different level, naturally we have all different levels. It’s all a matter of whether the apothecaries can gather all the ingredients needed.”
“We only…” Old Man Ji smiled bitterly and said. “Us Valley of the Alchemists have heard of levels 5 and 6 formulas thousands of years back. By now, we only have as high as level 4 in our hands. We have never even heard of anything above that!”
Having said that, he turned to confirm with Cheng Xiao Xiao once again. “Young Madam Cheng, you really have all levels?”
“Of course. Would I lie to you?”
They knew full well who Cheng Xiao Xiao was and, as apothecaries, they would love to be able to see these formulas. Nevertheless, they were aware of how precious these formulas were and there was no way she’d let them see them.
“Is there anything else that you’d like to discuss, Young Madam Cheng?”
“Nothing too important. Partly we are here to propose a trade. Us Sacred Land Zhongyuan is looking for furnace and tinder. I wonder if Valley of the Alchemists, who has been around for tens and thousands of years, have these items?”
Cheng Xiao Xiao revealed the purpose of their visit. Smiling, she carried on, “Fellow seniors, I trust that you have plenty of these. I wonder if you will be kind enough to do us this favor. After all, if we are to look around for them ourselves, it’d take a very long time. Which was why we have turned to you for help. Naturally, we are willing to pay you handsomely for them. Let us know what type of resources you want from us. We would not turn it down.”
Her promise was very tempting to them.
Naturally, as the Valley of the Alchemists, they have plenty of furnaces and tinder. There wasn’t a lot of issues with this trade; they just felt unreconciled.
Sacred Land Zhongyuan concocting their own pills meant they would lose out of a long-term deal. Plus it might bring about other issues.
Yet, on the other hand, they also wanted to see what kind of high-end pills would they be able to concoct.
Cheng Xiao Xiao could more or less read their minds from their looks. She casually said, “Have fellow elders heard of all-purpose detoxification pills?”
All-purpose detoxification pills?
Both of them were stunned a little, and then, both of them shook their heads.
“I guess seniors have never heard of them before. We will need to concoct a batch to save someone. Would it be possible for us to borrow your concocting room?”
“Oh yes, that will not be a problem!” said Old Man Ji without any hesitation.
“Thank you so much!”
Following the two seniors, the two of them arrived at the concocting room where the disciples of Valley of the Alchemists concoct their pills.
It was hot!
As soon as they had entered this peak, Cheng Xiao Xiao could feel the difference between this place and other places – the temperature in here was at least 10 degrees higher than the outside.
“Young Mistress, under this mountain range is a magma chamber of a volcano. The higher temperature was perfect for their pill-concocting purpose.”
Hearing Little Yuteng’s voice in her ears, Cheng Xiao Xiao responded back to her right away. “If it isn’t for this magma chamber, it’d be difficult for all of Valley of the Alchemists’ disciples to be trained in pill concocting. Nor would they be able to have unlimited access to tinder. This magma chamber allowed them to create the concocting room and solved a lot of their issues.”
“Young Mistress, we don’t have a magma chamber back at Sacred Land Zhongyuan. What are we doing to do?”
“That’s fine that we don’t have it. We are not in the business in training our disciples up to be apothecaries anyway. We just need to concoct enough pills for our disciples.”